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Nature Specialist Private Tours

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 8881 5580
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: I am an artist and a self employed, free lance, certified nature guide with 15 years of experience working in Costa Rica base in Manuel Antonio. I am passionate about painting, birding, conservation and sharing Costa Rica's rich wild life and habitats with others. I am pleased to offer you a warm welcome to a country of peace and friendship.
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a late post but we still think about beautiful Costa Rica all the time. Having a tour guide for Manuel Antonio National Park is a must. Roy is a very accommodating and knowledgeable guide. He both showed us as well as explained everything the magnificent park had to offer. He really has a passion for nature and wildlife.... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I planned a surprise trip to Costa Rica for my husband in September 2014. I told Roy that my husband was most interested in birding. Roy arranged the perfect trip. He made sure that we saw three distinct areas and we saw more than 200 new life birds with Roy's expertise and assistance. Roy is a very laid-back guy --... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had both a guided night walk and a morning in the National Park with Brian Jimenez. He was both enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all of the wildlife we saw, and was able to spot things to show us that we would never have seen without his expertise. Our Manuel Antonio National Park experience was massively enhanced by the tours,... More

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Hempstead, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Roy is one of many knowledgeable, skilled, friendly, and well-worth-the-price tour-guides who will give you a great Park experience. It costs more but you get more than you think, besides round-trip transport, because you don't know the Park or the wildlife, or where to look, and do you have a VERY expensive telescope? The tour-guide do. Roy assisted to take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We took a morning national park walk with Roy yesterday. It was a great experience. Manuel Antonio National Park is beautiful especially the part when you walk for 2 hrs and see a nice blue water. Roy is very knowledgeable and resourceful. Ask him anything about flaura n fauna, he can explain you and show you videos/pics. I would recommend... More

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Miami, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
14 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Roy unfortunately could not make our trip but he sent a guide named Bernie in his place. I was a little worried at first but Bernie was a wonderful guide, he was knowledgeable, professional, just a nice guy. I must say that it has been my experience that Costa Rican nature guides are truly passionate about what they do and... More

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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have just spent 2 weeks birding in Costa Rica with Johan Fernandez. Johan is in his thirties and has plenty of energy to keep up the pace so that we could see the maximum number of species on a 2 week trip. He has been leading birding tours for 11 years and is second to none in identifying different... More

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had a chaotic morning the day we were supposed to meet Roy and he patiently waited for us and was very laid back. He was patient and great with our kids, ages 7 and 10 and was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our time with him and would highly recommend him.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Roy is an expert and his gentle, kind and informative approach made our park experience very memorable. Our family (all ages) enjoyed the way that Roy unpacked all that the park had to offer including so much of the background to all of the things we saw and experienced. He is a professional who takes his role in being a... More

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Bridgewater, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Roy was one of many Costa Rica guides I contacted by email before we left the USA for a 3 week visit this summer. He was very kind to get back in touch and help us arrange to have Johan F as our guide for Carara in Costa Rica July 13, 2014 - a day with nearly 110 bird species... More

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